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Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Wireless Headphones

MSRP 130 USDNEX score 77%

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Product Overview

Melomania 1 is the first pair of wireless headphones by Cambridge Audio. They sport up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge, with a further 36-hour in the charging case. They also feature high quality microphones and active noise cancellation.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Very good sound quality for the price
  • Strong battery life for a true wireless earphone
  • Comfortable fit
Cons
  • In-ear fit feels a bit dense

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb sound quality
  • Superb battery life
Cons
  • No IPX5 rating
  • No dedicated EQ
  • No active noise cancelling
  • No companion app with EQ
  • Battery life could be better
  • Sound quality could be better
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Specifications

Variants:
Charging case

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 5

Construction

Drivers
5.8mm

Dimensions

Charging caseSize | Depth
22 mm
Size | Diameter
15mm
Size | Height
27 mm
Charging caseSize | Height
59 mm
Charging caseSize | Width
50 mm
Weight
4.6g (each earbud) / 37g (case)

Function

Noise Cancellation
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
9h (earbuds) + 36h (charging case)

Production

Debut
2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

nextpit[1]

Sentiment Score 85%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
The design of the Melomania 1 is typically Cambridge Audio. The 5.8mm drivers in these are made from graphene, making them lightweight (4.6g each) yet strong. There’s IPX5 certification to protect them from sweat and the occasional downpour. Bluetooth 5.0 technology provides wireless connectivity at up to 30 meters and improved battery efficiency.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent noise-cancellation
Cons
  • Sound quality could be better

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Cambridge Audio's Melomania 1 earphones have an IPX5 rating. Internally, the earphones house 5.8mm graphene-enhanced drivers delivering a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz. The earpieces each have push-button controls on their ends, with some controls divided between the two.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Clean audio performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No IPX5 rating

rtings[3]

Sentiment Score 37%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 are decent for mixed usage. Their sound quality isn’t great but should satisfy fans of bass-heavy genres. Their earplug-like design isolates an impressive amount of noise. However, they’re a poor choice for watching TV and gaming due to their poor latency.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good sound quality
  • Very good noise isolation
  • Well-built design
  • Superb battery life
Cons
  • In-ear fit won’t be comfortable for everyone
  • Poor latency
  • No companion app with EQ

techadvisor[4]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following***:
Cambridge Audio's Melomania 1 earbuds sound excellent across the board. Sound is rich and warm with largely bass and mid-range being given the pedestal but there's enough top-end to give colour and vibrancy. You can connect over Bluetooth 5.0 which offers up to 30m of range. There's also both AAC and aptX codecs so you get good audio quality whether you're using an iPhone or Android.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No active noise cancelling

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 true wireless earbuds are incredibly comfortable to wear, even for long periods of time. Sound quality rivals some of the best over-ear headphones, which is all but unheard of for buds of this size. Battery life is simply outstanding; you get nine hours from the buds themselves, with a further 36 hours of juice contained within their charging case. Cambridge Audio include a credit card-sized cheat sheet that lists all the different button press functions.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Superb sound quality
  • Comfortable fit
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Noise cancellation is a little overpowering

trustedreviews[6]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1s have a 5.8mm graphene-reinforced full-range driver in each earbud. The in-ears can be operated by Google Assistant or Siri voice control. At 4.6g each, the 1s aren’t heavy and they’ll remain comfortable in your ears for hours.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Impressive battery life
  • Comfortable fit
  • Decent sound quality
Cons
  • Battery life could be better

whathifi[7]

Sentiment Score 88%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
The Melomania 1 IEMs are truly wireless, so there are no wires anywhere except the little supplied micro USB cable to connect the charging case to a power source. Inside each unit, there's a 5.8mm graphene driver, a triple-core processor (including a Qualcomm subsystem to support both AAC and aptX audio codecs) a noise-cancelling mic for clearer calls or chatting to Siri/Google Assistant. An IPX5 rating means they're water and sweat-resistant too.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable fit
  • Impressive sound quality
  • Easy to use app
Cons
  • No dedicated EQ

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review: great British sound at an affordable price. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/cambridge-audio-melomania-1-review. 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-melomania-1. 2019-11-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Truly Wireless Headphones Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/cambridge-audio/melomania-1-truly-wireless. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review. [techadvisor]. https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/cambridge-audio-melomania-1-3701373/. 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-melomania-1. 2021-01-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-melomania-1. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-melomania-1. 2019-06-27. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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